Elizabeth Man Arrested in Texas

An Elizabeth man charged with 1st Degree Aggravated Sexual Assault against a minor was arrested in Houston, Tex. Wednesday afternoon by the United States Marshals Service, said Prosecutor Theodore J. Romankow.

Roberto Villalta DOB: 10/18/1968 is charged with sexually assaulting a 12-year-old girl inside an Elizabeth apartment between May 2009 and December 2010, said Romankow. Villalta fled the area upon learning that the sexual assault had been reported by the victim.

He will be extradited to New Jersey where he faces up to 20 years in prison if convicted.

These criminal charges are mere accusations. The defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.